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The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine also honored the memory of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze

Posted : 10:23 PM Sep 16,2018 by ICPFJ
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The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine also honored the memory of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze

Journalist Georgiy Gongadze, who was kidnapped and killed in 2000.


Ukraine on September 16 is commemorating journalist Georgiy Gongadze, who was kidnapped and killed in 2000.

In November the same year, a decapitated body was found in the forest near the village of Tarashcha, Kyiv region, which, according to experts, could belong to the journalist.

Ukrainian journalists and human rights activists have appealed to the authorities to investigate into the murder of Georgiy Gongadze.

This is stated in a joint statement by several journalists' organizations and NGOs, the media outlet Radio Liberty said. "On September 16 every year for all 18 years, we, journalists and human rights activists call on Ukrainian officials with the same request – investigate the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze. All presidents and all chiefs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General's Office pledged to find and prosecute those who ordered the assassination. But the same thing happens from year to year. We, members of Ukrainian media organizations, human rights organizations and journalists' community are outraged by continuous empty promises, and we demand from the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister, the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General that the investigation be completed and the names of those who ordered the murder of our colleague be disclosed," the statement says.

The journalists and the public also demand an immediate investigation into the murder of Belarussian-born journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a blast in the center of Kyiv on July 20, 2016.

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine also honored the memory of Ukrainian journalist Georgiy Gongadze. "Today, on the 18th anniversary of the disappearance and subsequent murder of Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze, we pause to remember and honor Gongadze and other journalists who have died or suffered intimidation and attacks because of their work," the Embassy tweeted on September 16.

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